Most Amazing Animals

Most Amazing Animals

9 Episodes

To survive in Africa’s harshest landscapes, an array of the continent’s iconic wildlife employ astounding feats of behaviour and unimaginable adaptations in their continuous war against mother nature and each other.

Most Amazing Animals
  • MAA01 - Banded Mongoose

    Episode 1

    In the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a family of 30 banded mongoose face off against constant dangers and challenges in their daily struggle to survive. At barely half a meter tall, potential predators lurk around every corner and the troop must rely on their collective strength and intelli...

  • MAA02 - Desert Voyager

    Episode 2

    In the heart of the scorched Namibian desert lives a fast disappearing community of Africa’s largest land mammal, the desert adapted elephant. Only 30 desert voyagers still roam the Namibian dunes. How these great and thirsty giants survive in one of the most parched places on earth has remained ...

  • MAA03 - Ragged Tooth Shark

    Episode 3

    Winter storms and turbulent waters trigger an ancient migration instinct in one of Southern Africa’s most mysterious creatures of the deep, ragged tooth sharks. Hundreds gather en mass at the reefs edge, eager to begin their 3 000 kilometre odyssey to breed and reproduce in the warmer waters towa...

  • MAA04 - Carmine Bee-eaters

    Episode 4

    Each August thousands of carmine bee-eaters depart their winter feeding grounds in Kenya and fly over 12 000 treacherous miles to be one of the first to arrive at their breeding colonies in the Luangwa valley in Zambia. Before they migrate, the birds must bulk up on insects and greedily exploit t...

  • MAA05 - Desert Chameleon

    Episode 5

    To survive in the ancient hyper-arid dune fields of the Namibian Desert, life has had to evolve some rather unique physical traits and behaviour. This is most apparent in the lives of smaller and more secretive creatures, like the Namaqua chameleon. Despite being the world’s fastest and most heat...

  • MAA06 - Cape Clawless Otter

    Episode 6

    Surviving the first few months of independence represents a steep learning curve for one of Southern Africa’s most secretive creatures, the Cape Clawless Otter. Whether it’s learning how to catch and devour slimy, agile prey underwater or impressing a potential mate- these are all vital skills th...

  • MAA07 - Luangwa Fishing Parties

    Episode 7

    In Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, the dry season has all but drained the life force of the once mighty river. Leaving a trail of isolated ox bows in its wake. The shrinking waters are the last refuge for the plentiful fish left behind. And a buffet offering for the hundreds of Nile crocodiles and vario...

  • MAA08 - Fishing Eagle

    Episode 8

    In the high emerald canopies of the Luangwa valley, resides a breeding pair of African fish eagles. The iconic continental bird species and master ambush predators, the pair spends less than 10 minutes hunting each day. Even with two hungry chicks to feed back at their nest. But as the winter dry...

  • MAA09 - The Black-backed Jackals

    Episode 9

    On the plains of Chobe in Northern Botswana, a male black backed jackal must take his life in his hands darting within the grasp of bone crushing jaws on a daily basis to earn himself a meagre meal. With three hungry pups eagerly awaiting his return to their den sight, he cannot afford to fail. A...